veterinary health care team is comprised of caring and patient
individuals who help to ensure that your pet receives the kindest and
gentlest of care. In addition to our 8 veterinarians, our skilled team includes
1 practice manager, 8 members of our front desk team, 7 licensed
veterinary technicians and 11 veterinary assistants. Fifty percent
our staff members have been working at West Chelsea Vet for more
than 5 years, while 70% have been with us for more than 3 years.
We take great pride in the longevity of our team and value greatly
the consistency of top quality medical care that it helps to inspire.
When your pet comes to West Chelsea Veterinary, we are committed
to caring for them just as we would our own.
Luboja, Hospital Manager/Supervisor
Liz Luboja has been the Hospital Manager at West Chelsea Veterinary
since the practice opened in 1997. After pursuing a career in law
and graduating form NYU Law School in 1996, Liz decided that being
a lawyer was not her cup of tea. She left the legal profession and
joined the team at West Chelsea Vet. Inevitably, a practice manager
must wear many hats, overseeing all staff and client matters and
making sure that each area of the hospital runs smoothly and efficiently.
Liz has watched the process of growth over the years the hospital
has been open: once a four-person business, now a seven-doctor,
thirty-employee practice committed to both medical excellence and
top-quality, personalized client service. The time that she spends
away from West Chelsea Vet is devoted to raising her son. Together,
they live with and love dearly their yellow Labrador,
Hopper and their two adopted cats, P-foot and Flanny.
Front Desk Team
Leader and supervisor, Indra Joseph, has decades of experience as a veterinary receptionist.
The front desk team at West Chelsea Veterinary is one of the best and most experienced in the city. All of our front desk team members are knowledgeable and kind and will help you assess your pet's condition and decide whether or not you need to bring them in to see a doctor. They serve as the main artery through which clients communicate with the hospital. They oversee client/doctor communications, book appointments, prepare each day's files, process insurance claims and, most importantly perhaps, welcome you to West Chelsea Veterinary and make you and your pet feel at home.
Front Desk Team Members
IIndra Joseph, Team Leader/Supervisor
|Indra Joseph Team Leader/Supervisor
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Our team of seven Licensed Veterinary Technicians has 70 years of combined
experience between them. They work closely with our doctors in the
medical treatment of our patients. They administer medication, prepare
animals for surgery, draw blood, place catheters, monitor anesthesia
during procedures, take and process radiographs and implement our
advanced pain management protocol. They are a crucial link in the
chain of superior care that you pet will receive at West Chelsea Veterinary.
||Licensed Veterinary Technician Team Members
Jose Lopez, L.V.T., Team Leader/Supervisor
Aileen Avalos, L.V.T.,Team Leader/Supervisor
Candace Jones, L.V.T.
Sheena Davis, L.V.T.
Niomi Bailey, L.V.T.
Victoria Newman, L.V.T.
Claudia Vargas, L.V.T.
|Jose Lopez, L.V.T
Veterinary Assistant Team
Our veterinary assistants directly assist our doctors and act
as patient advocates. They help our doctors in gently holding and
comforting pets during exams and are responsible for filling prescriptions,
walking dogs, feeding pets that are in the hospital and keeping our
patients comfortable and happy. Their tender handling and care means
that your pet will feel safe and at home even when he/she is at our
hospital. Our assistants have a demanding and varied job description
to fulfill, making it one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs
in the hospital.
Veterinary Assistant Team Members
Denise McClutchy, Team Leader/Supervisor
| Denise Mclutchy, Team Leader/Supervisor